Author : Himanshu Gupta 1
Date of Publication :31st October 2022
Abstract: In order to improve the soft clay bed, providing granular pile is an absolute solution to restrict the settlement and provide strength to the soft clay bed. Ordinary granular pile (OGP) transfers the load acting on the soft soil to the larger depth. The load concentration at the top of the pile is very high and this stress concentration is responsible for one of the pile deformations, called bulging. Due to applied load, a type of irregularity in the shape of a pile known as bulging, enlarges the cross section of the pile in particular places along its length. Bulging analysis is done with the help of PLAXIS 2D software.